UPCOMING SHOWS

  • Each day, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews, reports from VOA correspondents, sports news and a selection of listeners' letters.

    Daybreak Africa is paired with the 30-minute World News Now program at 0330, 0430, 0530 and 0630 UTC to provide a seamless hour of comprehensive news coverage.

    Schedule
    Monday-Friday
    0300, 0400, 0500 & 0600 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    daybreakafrica@voanews.com

    Telephone

    To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 25 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Sun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMT
    Mon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    voanews@voanews.com


    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Each day, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews, reports from VOA correspondents, sports news and a selection of listeners' letters.

    Daybreak Africa is paired with the 30-minute World News Now program at 0330, 0430, 0530 and 0630 UTC to provide a seamless hour of comprehensive news coverage.

    Schedule
    Monday-Friday
    0300, 0400, 0500 & 0600 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    daybreakafrica@voanews.com

    Telephone

    To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 25 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Sun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMT
    Mon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    voanews@voanews.com


    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • African Beat showcases the latest and the greatest of contemporary African music and conversation. From Benga to Juju, Hip Life to Bongo Flava, Bubu to Soukous and more, host David Vandy has his finger on the pulse of the hottest African music and related issues today.

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Sun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMT
    Mon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    voanews@voanews.com


    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • VOA’s live worldwide international music request show with host Larry London.

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Africa News Tonight is a 30-minute news magazine program that airs twice each evening Monday through Friday, at 1600 and 1800 UTC/GMT.

    Africa News Tonight brings you the latest news from our correspondents on the continent, as well as interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs, human rights activists and government officials.

    The show also examines developments in science and technology, the environment, development issues, the African diaspora, business, lifestyle and culture.

  • If you want to know what’s trending in news, health, sports and lifestyle, then tune in to Africa 54. Airing Monday through Friday, this 30-minute program takes a closer look at the stories Africans are talking about, with reports from VOA correspondents, and interviews with top experts and analysts. Africa 54 also serves viewers with timely information about health, education, business and technology. And for the young and young at heart, Africa 54 provides a daily dose of pop culture, including music, fashion and entertainment.

    On our Programs:
    Watch for more political, health, sports, and feature stories on YouTube.


    Meet the Team:

     

    Esther Githui-Ewart, Anchor of Africa 54

    Esther Githui-Ewart is the Lead Anchor of VOA ‘s Africa 54 daily television news program for sub-Saharan Africa. Esther started her career in Kenya with the National Broadcaster KBC as Television Presenter, before coming to the U.S. to work for the Voice of America’s Swahili Service. She is one of the first VOA reporters to interview U.S. President Barack Obama in 2004. Esther reports daily on political developments in Africa and also follows closely the initiatives of the African diaspora. A veteran journalist of VOA English TV to Africa, Esther also served as the host of VOA’s “Africa Journal,” a weekly television call-in program and Anchored “Special Report Africa,” a weekly lifestyle television magazine program sharing human interest stories of the African the continent and the diaspora.

     

    On Mondays: Sports with Sunday Shomari

    Sunday Shomari hails from Tanzania. Since 2008, Sunday has served as an International Broadcaster with VOA’s Swahili Service working on entertainment, youth and news programs. He joined the  VOA English show to Africa service as the host of "Let’s Talk." Sunday’s hobbies include reading books, watching movies and playing soccer.

     

     

     

     

    On Tuesdays: Health with Linord Moudou

    Linord Moudou is the producer & host of the Africa Health Network on Africa 54. She also produces and hosts Health Chat on the Voice of America radio, a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa. Linord Moudou was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and media productions from George Mason University, and a certificate in television and radio productions from the Columbia School of Broadcasting. The veteran broadcaster is fluent in French, English and conversational in Spanish and Creole.

    On Wednesdays: Technology with Paul Ndiho

    Paul Ndiho is an award-winning Multimedia Ugandan – American video journalist, host of  Shaka Extra Time and Africa Technology on Africa 54. Paul has traveled extensively to more than 30 Africa countries, reporting on African politics, different economies, the diverse cultures, and the people with a particular interest in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology. He is passionate about mentorship and developing the next generation of African entrepreneurs. Email:pndiho@voanews.com, Facebook: Paul Ndiho and Twitter: @pndiho

     

     

    On Fridays: Music with Heather Maxwell

    Heather Maxwell is an American ethnomusicologist and singer/songwriter and composer. She has worked in Africa for over 30 years, published academic and musical  works, and speaks French and Bambara, in addition to her native English. Maxwell Hosts and produces the legacy, music radio program Music Time in Africa (MTIA) which was founded by the late Leo Sarkisian in 1965. MTIA is dedicated to pan-African music, music news, and interviews with artists from across the continent and the diaspora. Maxwell also hosts Music Makers, a weekly TV feature of African music for VOA’s Africa 54. Since taking the helm of MTIA in 2012, she has built a dynamic, social media and YouTube community around the radio program, adding millions of new fans.

    Facebook: Music Time in Africa – MTIA
    Twitter @musictimeafrica
    Insta: @mtiamaxwell

     

    Vincent Makori, Managing Editor of Africa 54

    Vincent Makori is the Managing Editor of Africa 54, Voice of America’s daily TV program for Africa. He also serves as a producer and writer and Anchor for Africa 54. Vincent is a versatile journalist with 20 years of experience, working in Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been at VOA for more than 11 years.
    Vincent has covered a wide range of stories including the Africa Union Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, The U.N. General Assembly in New York, International Trade and Technology Fairs in Berlin and Hanover Germany. The International AIDS Conference, in Mexico City, Mexico, and the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    He has interviewed people of all walks of life, including high ranking officials and presidents, among them, former U.S. President George W. Bush, President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi, former President of Ghana John Kufuor, President Ifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia ; Noble Laureate Wangari Maathai and academic luminaries like Professor Ali Mazrui.
    He holds a post-graduate degree in mass communication from the School of Journalism of the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Literature from Moi University, Kenya. He has attended numerous training programs in journalism, in Kenya, Germany and the U.S.

  • Sonny Side of Sports is an energetic and action-packed look at both world and African sports. Since the show's creation in 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

    Sonny Side of Sports is broadcast Monday through Friday at 1630 and 1830 UTC/GMT.


    » Become a fan on Facebook: Chat with Sonny and meet fellow sports fans from around the world

    » Read the Sonny Side of Sports blog.

    Brighten your day by tuning in the Sonny Side of Sports!


    Schedule

    Monday-Friday
    1630 UTC/GMT
    1830 UTC/GMT

    Friday 30-minute program
    1700 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    sonny@voanews.com

    Telephone

    To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 60 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

     

  • Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Sun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMT
    Mon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    voanews@voanews.com


    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • On Reporters' Roundtable join host and journalist Douglas Mpuga, along with a lively panel of journalists, who analyze the week’s major developments in Africa.

    Ugandan-born journalist Douglas Mpuga heads a panel of journalists as it examines important issues and developments in Africa the past week.

    Listen to an in-depth analysis of the trends emerging across the continent. The discussion is lively, informative and thought-provoking.

    Douglas Mpuga joined VOA in 2001. Before joining VOA, he worked in Uganda for the national broadcaster, Radio Uganda.

    Schedule

    Thursday 1730 UTC/GMT

    Contact

    E-mail
    reporters@voanews.com

    Telephone

    To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 55 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide
    your name and location. We might use your comments in our program!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Reporters' Roundtable
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue,SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Africa News Tonight is a 30-minute news magazine program that airs twice each evening Monday through Friday, at 1600 and 1800 UTC/GMT.

    Africa News Tonight brings you the latest news from our correspondents on the continent, as well as interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs, human rights activists and government officials.

    The show also examines developments in science and technology, the environment, development issues, the African diaspora, business, lifestyle and culture.

  • Sonny Side of Sports is an energetic and action-packed look at both world and African sports. Since the show's creation in 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

    Sonny Side of Sports is broadcast Monday through Friday at 1630 and 1830 UTC/GMT.


    » Become a fan on Facebook: Chat with Sonny and meet fellow sports fans from around the world

    » Read the Sonny Side of Sports blog.

    Brighten your day by tuning in the Sonny Side of Sports!


    Schedule

    Monday-Friday
    1630 UTC/GMT
    1830 UTC/GMT

    Friday 30-minute program
    1700 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    sonny@voanews.com

    Telephone

    To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 60 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

     

  • Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Sun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMT
    Mon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    voanews@voanews.com


    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

  • African Beat showcases the latest and the greatest of contemporary African music and conversation. From Benga to Juju, Hip Life to Bongo Flava, Bubu to Soukous and more, host David Vandy has his finger on the pulse of the hottest African music and related issues today.

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Each day, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews, reports from VOA correspondents, sports news and a selection of listeners' letters.

    Daybreak Africa is paired with the 30-minute World News Now program at 0330, 0430, 0530 and 0630 UTC to provide a seamless hour of comprehensive news coverage.

    Schedule
    Monday-Friday
    0300, 0400, 0500 & 0600 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    daybreakafrica@voanews.com

    Telephone

    To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 25 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Sun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMT
    Mon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    voanews@voanews.com


    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Each day, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews, reports from VOA correspondents, sports news and a selection of listeners' letters.

    Daybreak Africa is paired with the 30-minute World News Now program at 0330, 0430, 0530 and 0630 UTC to provide a seamless hour of comprehensive news coverage.

    Schedule
    Monday-Friday
    0300, 0400, 0500 & 0600 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    daybreakafrica@voanews.com

    Telephone

    To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 25 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Sun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMT
    Mon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    voanews@voanews.com


    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA